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Argentina Football Team Squad For Rio Olympics 2016 – No Messi

Argentina Football Team Squad Rio Olympics: Argentina is scheduled to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Recently the officials have released the Argentina team squad for Rio Olympics 2016. There is no big name in the 18-member squad announced by the AFA for the Olympics. A total of 16 teams, which includes defending FIFA World Cup champions Germany, hosts Brazil and Asian sides South Korea and Japan will be participating in Rio 2016. Argentina were Olympic champions in 2004 and 2008 and will be favourites in Rio. They are in Group D of the competition along with Portugal, Algeria, and Honduras. Check out Argentina Football Team Squad for Rio Olympics 2016 info and more details from below the article.

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Argentina Football Team Squad For Rio Olympics 2016:

Star player Lionel Messi announced his retirement and it was reported that the likes of Javier Mascherano, Angel di Maria and Sergio Aguero also announced their international retirement.

There is no big name in the 18-member squad announced by the AFA for the Olympics.However, several youngsters including highly-rated Atletico Madrid duo, Angel Correa and Luciano Vietto, River Plate youngster Giovanni Simeone and West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini are a part of the squad.

Goalkeepers:

  • Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad)
  • Axel Werner (Atletico Rafaela)

Defenders:

  • Jose Luis Gomez (Lanus)
  • Lisandro Magallan (Boca Juniors)
  • Lautaro Gianetti (Velez Sarsfield)
  • Victor Cuesta (Independiente)
  • Leandro Vega (River Plate)
  • Alexis Soto (Banfield)

Midfielders:

  • Santiago Ascacibar (Estudiantes)
  • Mauricio Martínez (Union)
  • Lucas Romero (Cruzeiro)
  • Giovani Lo Celso (Rosario Central)

Forwards:

  • Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid),
  • Joaquin Correa (Sampdoria)
  • Critian Espinoza (Huracan)
  • Manuel Lanzini (West Ham)
  • Luciano Vietto (Atletico Madrid)
  • Giovanni Simeone (River Plate)

A total of 16 teams, which includes defending FIFA World Cup champions Germany, hosts Brazil and Asian sides South Korea and Japan will be participating in Rio 2016. Argentina is grouped alongside Euro 2016 finalists Portugal, Honduras, and Algeria in pool D.

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